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Nitrogen Smart Online

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Online course


Brad Carlson, Extension educator

Nitrogen Smart online is a new and interactive training program that creates a unique experience for producers based on their own operation and region. It presents research-based knowledge you can use to maximize return on your nitrogen investments while minimizing environmental risk.

 Learn about:

  • Sources of nitrogen (N) for crops
  • How nitrogen is lost from soil and how you can reduce losses
  • How to manage nitrogen in drainage systems
  • What the Nutrient Reduction Strategy and Nitrogen Fertilizer Management Plan mean for Minnesota producers
  • Practices to refine nitrogen management, including split applications, alternative N fertilizers, soil and tissue testing and N models

Link to course page

The Nitrogen Smart workshops are also available at several locations around the state. Visit the course page for more information.

Course page


There is no charge to take the course online or to attend a workshop in person.

Begin online course

Follow the link below to launch the Nitrogen Smart online course.

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